Dr. Stefan Arnau

Arnau_neu Scientific Staff

Cognitive Ergonomics

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 382
Email: arnau@ifado.de

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Since 2019 post-doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors Dortmund (IfADo)
  • 2018 PhD at the Faculty for Psychology of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2015-2018 PhD student at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors Dortmund (IfADo)
  • 2014 Diploma in Psychology at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Research topics:

  • Cognitive ergonomics: Investigating the influence of task properties, cognitive states, environmental factors and cognitive performance.
  • Electrophysiological correlates of mental states.
  • Electrophysiology in natural settings: mobile EEG.

Key publications:

  • Sharifian, F., Schneider, D., Arnau, S., Wascher, E. (2021). Decoding of cognitive processes involved in the continuous performance task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 167, 57-68, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2021.06.012.
  • Wascher, E., Reiser, J., Rinkenauer, G., Larrá, M., Dreger, F. A., Schneider, D., Karthaus, M., Getzmann, S., Gutberlet, M., & Arnau, S. (2021). Neuroergonomics on the Go: An Evaluation of the Potential of Mobile EEG for Workplace Assessment and Design. Human Factors. https://doi.org/10.1177/00187208211007707
  • Arnau, S., Brümmer, T., Liegel, N., Wascher, E. (2021). Inverse effects of time-on-task in task-related and task- unrelated theta activity. Psychophysiology. 58:e13805. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13805
  • Thönes, S., Arnau, S., Wascher, E., Schneider, D. (2021). Boosting working memory with accelerated clocks. NeuroImage, 226(February), 117601, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117601.
  • Rösner, M., Arnau, S., Skiba, I., Wascher, E., & Schneider, D. (2020). The spatial orienting of the focus of attention in working memory makes use of inhibition: Evidence by hemispheric asymmetries in posterior alpha oscillations. Neuropsychologia, 142(February), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107442
  • Arnau, S, Löffler, C, Rummel, J, Hagemann, D, Wascher, E, Schubert, A‐L. Inter‐trial alpha power indicates mind wandering Psychophysiology. 2020; 57:e13581. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13581
  • Wascher, E., Arnau, S., Schneider, D., Hoppe, K., Getzmann, S., Verleger, R. (2020). No effect of target probability on P3b amplitudes. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 153, 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.04.023.
  • Schubert, A.-L., Hagemann, D., Löffler, C., Rummel, J., & Arnau, S. (2020). A chronometric model of the relationship between frontal midline theta functional connectivity and human intelligence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000865
  • Reiser, JE, Wascher, E, Rinkenauer, G, Arnau, S. Cognitive‐motor interference in the wild: Assessing the effects of movement complexity on task switching using mobile EEG. Eur J Neurosci. 2020; 00: 000– 000. https://doi.org/10.1111
  • Arnau, S., Wascher, E., Küper, K. (2019). Age-related differences in reallocating cognitive resources when dealing with interruptions. NeuroImage, 191(February), 292–302. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.02.048
  • Wascher, E., Arnau, S., Reiser, J. E., Rudinger, G., Karthaus, M., Rinkenauer, G., Dreger, F., Getzmann, S. (2019). Evaluating Mental Load During Realistic Driving Simulations by Means of Round the Ear Electrodes. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(September), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00940
  • Reiser, J. E., Wascher, E., & Arnau, S. (2019). Recording mobile EEG in an outdoor environment reveals cognitive-motor interference dependent on movement complexity. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49503-4
  • Thönes, S., Arnau, S., & Wascher, E. (2018). Cognitions about time affect perception, behavior, and physiology – A review on effects of external clock-speed manipulations. Consciousness and Cognition, 63(February), 99–109. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2018.06.014
  • Wascher, E., Arnau, S., Gutberlet, I., Karthaus, M., & Getzmann, S. (2018). Evaluating Pro- and Re-Active Driving Behavior by Means of the EEG. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(May), 1–8. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00205
  • Getzmann, S., Arnau, S., Karthaus, M., Reiser, J. E., & Wascher, E. (2018). Age-Related Differences in Pro-active Driving Behavior Revealed by EEG Measures. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(August), 1–10. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00321
  • Arnau, S., Möckel, T., Rinkenauer, G., & Wascher, E. (2017). The interconnection of mental fatigue and aging: An EEG study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 117(December 2016), 17–25. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.04.003
  • Wascher, E., Heppner, H., Kobald, S. O., Arnau, S., Getzmann, S., & Möckel, T. (2016). Age-Sensitive Effects of Enduring Work with Alternating Cognitive and Physical Load. A Study Applying Mobile EEG in a Real Life Working Scenario. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(January), 711. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00711